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Lab Manager and Lecturer in Food Science & Technology

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Apr 10, 2024
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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The Department of Kinesiology, Health, Food and Nutritional Sciences (KHFNS) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications for an academic year Lab Manager and Lecturer renewable position for the food science and technology program commencing on August 19, 2024. This is a 9-month position with a split appointment with 50% lab management and 50% teaching. The 50% Laboratory Manager position is responsible for assisting faculty with inventorying and overseeing the use and maintenance of items and equipment of the food science and technology program. Equipment in the labs includes but is not limited to operations in conventional PCR, Real Time PCR, protein/nucleic acid gel electrophoresis units, Extrusion, Drying, Thermal Processing (retort), Pasteurization, Extraction, Centrifugation, Sensory Analysis; Analytical equipment including Accelerated Solvent Extraction, Chromatography (Gas/High Performance Liquid); Mass Spectrometry; Spectroscopy (UV/Vis); Electrophoresis; Rheology (Instron/Viscometer), pH meter, Colorimetry and software associated with the various pieces of hardware above. As part of 50% lecturer position the individual is expected to teach food science related lab and theory courses such as food science, food quality, food safety engineering, food plant design, etc. We are seeking a dynamic, creative individual with expertise in food science/engineering to assist us with the implementation of innovative food science and technology undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidate is expected to be a team member who is passionate and committed to promoting the development of a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.


Minimum / Required
  • Earned master's degree in food science and technology or closely related field by date of appointment
  • Expertise in strong technical skills working with lab equipment
  • Expertise and interest in advancing student learning for the food science and technology program
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Highly Desired/Preferred
  • Work experience in lab/pilot plant management including equipment maintenance and repair
  • Knowledge of inventory management and lab/pilot plant safety
  • Teaching experience related to food science courses
  • Commitment to cultivating a work environment and student experience that embraces inclusion
  • Maintain and repair lab/pilot plant equipment for teaching and research
  • Maintain laboratory inventories and supplies
  • Oversee safe handling and disposal of chemical and biological hazardous materials, as needed
  • Support students, instructors, and other stakeholders on safe and proper handling/care/use of equipment and software
  • Consult with faculty and staff regarding equipment needs and assist in the preparation of equipment requests
  • Develop and facilitate trainings regarding scientific experimentation, technical procedures, and equipment operations to various audiences
  • Teach effectively food science related courses as assigned by the program (online and on-campus - theory and lab)

University of Wisconsin-Stout's KHFNS Department is responsible for administering the B.S degree in Food Science and Technology; ACEND accredited B.S degree in Dietetics; and B.S degree in Health, Wellness, and Fitness; master's (M.S) degree in Food Science and Technology and master's (M.S.) degree in Nutrition and Dietetics (online). Food Science and Technology program is an Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)-approved program. The KHFNS Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.


Complete applications received by end of day February 18, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after February 18, 2024 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials :

1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Curriculum vitae or resume
3. Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
4. Teaching statement/philosophy (Separate limited to one page)
5. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Pranabendu Mitra, PhD, P. Eng.

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Angela Kinney


University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
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All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7) .

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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